Virtual Course on "African History through the Lens of Economics" - Register Now

The Wheeler Institute, supported by STEG and CEPR, is offering a virtual course entitled “African History through the Lens of Economics” for the spring of 2022, starting 1 February and continuing until 13 April.

This course will cover recent contributions in economic history that, using geospatial data from anthropological maps, colonial archives and secondary sources, will explore current economic and development challenges by drawing parallels between the past and present.

10 main lectures + 10 special and plenary sessions covering major aspects of African history every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 EST/15:00 GMT for 10 weeks starting 1 February and continuing until 13 April. Main Teaching Faculty include: Elias Papaioannou (London Business School)Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University)Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University), and Nathan Nunn (Harvard University).

Check out this video from the Wheeler Institute introducing the course and read this VoxEU article expanding on the motivation and need for a synthesis course like this. Find more information on the course website here. Registration can be found here.

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